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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

) #72 of 200 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona €€ - €€€ Mexican, ,
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
+1 808-326-2171
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great fun Mexican Restaurant in the heart of Kona. It is an open air place with lots of good fresh Mexican food in a fun environment! Not expensive, but good quality food.

Thank 874ronr
Reviewed 1 week ago

i was fresh off the plane and lunch was in order ... 'mommy' wanted to go here so we went. now i was not feeling real hot, my back so i thot a cocktail for lunch a good thing. the first thing i run into...More

Thank punadude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our service was excellent. Standard Mexican fare. The chips were fresh and guacamole good. We ordered a taco platter for family of four, and it was ample food and a great price. I highly recommend.

Thank TheoVenturaCounty_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family had a hankering for Mexican food. Our grandson had discovered enchiladas and wanted some. Pancho & Lefty's Cantina in downtown Kailua/Kona fit the bill. They also had some great Ono tacos. I was pleased they had...More

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Ponchos. The ambience is open and friendly and the place has a dash of humor in the form of some hilarious quotes displayed across the place. The food was nice. My wife tried a Margarita and liked it....More

Thank DrMrinmay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun upstairs location. The fare was "American-ized" covered in cheese and olives. Sweet and kind service. Great margaritas!

Thank OlympicPeninsula2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner with a family of four. We ordered fajitas and 2 kids meals, the food was great, it honestly was one of the best meals we had on the island. The service however was the poorest, the server did not bring...More

Thank MattB2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have the best meatball vegetable soup, whose name I can't remember. It's so good, I order two and take one home each time. Yum! Chips and salsa and friendly wait staff!

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had dinner in early May - no reservations needed, as it was off-season. Maybe could be considered a "dive bar" compared to some of the glitzy restaurants, but food and drinks were good, and it has excellent people-watching if seated by the 2nd floor balcony....More

Thank Ned_9
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We consistently eat great Mexican food at Pancho's and Lefty's. There are other Mexican food restaurants on the Big Island, but being from the west coast where we are used to great Mexican food we find Pancho's and Lefty's the best on the Big Island....More

Thank Flyly
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Ken S
30 March 2016|
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Response from Will F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I don't think so this is a restaurant on the beach front, they don't really need to have specials as new customers are always arriving. If your looking for a deal, then check out the L & L drive in. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2171
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